[Image: Toby Melville/Reuters].

The hidden policy aim is to stop people having children at a young age, of course. That’s a hard demand, considering human nature.

The DWP’s attitude to the suffering of young mothers would defy belief, if we hadn’t already had seven years to get used to it.

According to the Department, it is “encouraging” that more children are living in “working” households than ever before – what does that have to do with starving young mothers? Nothing.

Doubling free childcare for three- and four-year-olds may seem good, but how many will it help?

And the claim that work coaches “help thousands of people across the country… to get into work or access the support that they need” is a mockery. They harass people.

How is piling on extra stress supposed to help starving young mothers?

Half of young mothers regularly skip meals to provide for their children, a study shows today.

A survey of more than 300 mums under 25 revealed money is tight, with two-thirds saying they were only just managing financially.

More than a quarter have used a food bank, the research reveals.

Barriers young mothers face in finding work can put a strain on the family budget, says the Young Women’s Trust.

Source: Half of young mums skip meals to provide for their children says shocking survey

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